Directed by Fred Schepisi
Written by William D. Wittliff
THE CHALLENGE Directed by John Frankenheimer Screenplay by Richard Maxwell and John Sayles
For a tough-guy movie hero these days, it doesn't matter whether he can dish it out; he has to be able to take it. He must be a Zen stoic who overdoses on pain in order to prove himself to himself. In Barbarosa, Willie Nelson lies placidly in his own new grave; he cauterizes his own stomach wound with flaming gunpowder; an enemy's bullet creases his cheeknot a word, not a whine,...